[<< Reverse >> latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap: anatomic study of the secondary pedicles].

@article{Grinfeder2005R,
  title={[<< Reverse >> latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap: anatomic study of the secondary pedicles].},
  author={Christophe Grinfeder and Vincent Pinsolle and Philippe P{\'e}lissier and Vincent Casoli and Dominique Martin and Jacques Baudet},
  journal={Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthetique},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={270-4}
}
PURPOSE The latissimus dorsi flap based on the secondary segmental vessels, wich is termed << reverse >> or << distally based >> latissimus dorsi flap, has been used to repair major thoraco-lumbar defects, to close myelomeningoceles and to reconstruct congenital diaphragmatic absences. The arc of flap rotation is markedly restricted because the blood supply is segmental. It is the most important factor that limits the flap mobility and so restricts its use. The authors report an anatomic study… CONTINUE READING